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Navigating Political Polarization at Your Events

Political divisiveness has increased dramatically in the U.S. in recent years. How much have you thought about the impact that may have on participants at your events — or what you can do to manage its effects?

Filling in Staffing Gaps With the Right Talent

A new initiative in Boston aims to solve two problems at once: the shortage of highly qualified professionals in the hospitality industry and the lack of diversity in managerial and senior leadership roles.

What Event Sponsors Want

At a Lippman Connects Exhibitor Roundtable session, participants were given benchmarks to understand the new exhibitor landscape — and a simple checklist to help potential sponsors and exhibitors make the decision to invest in their shows.

Inside WorldatWork’s Speaker Coaching Program

WorldatWork’s Courtney Mesmer developed a speaker coaching program to improve the participant experience at her organization’s annual conference. That initiative not only transformed the conference but rippled throughout the organization.

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Who Is More Creative: Humans or Gen AI?

The thinking about generative AI so far has been that it is best at rote tasks and cannot compete with human ingenuity. But research from The Wharton School and Cornell University suggests otherwise.

What’s Keeping Women out of the Business Events C-Suite?

Women make up 70 percent of the global events industry workforce yet hold only 16 percent of the top management positions, according to a new research report. We talked to Business Events Sydney CEO Lyn Lewis- Smith, who spearheaded the report with the PCMA Foundation, about what can — and should — be done to help women climb the ladder.

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What’s in Store for the Events Industry in 2024?

Knowland and ConferenceDirect’s fourth annual “State of the Meetings Industry” report shines a light on planners’ challenges and opportunities, from cost containment to AI adoption.

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